You’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, and you believe someone else is at fault. Now what?
Your health must be your number one priority, before any other considerations. If you, or anyone else involved, were injured in the accident, you should seek treatment for your injury. This is also important as there needs to be a medical record of your injury and subsequent treatment as evidence of what happened. The reason for the immediacy mentioned above is twofold—first, because in the case of a serious injury, every minute can count; and second, because a delay of days, or even hours, tells an attorney, or eventually a jury, that your injury was not serious. When it comes to follow up, be sure not to miss any subsequent medical appointments. Follow your doctor’s orders.
Regardless of where the accident happens—in a commercial or retail establishment, a rental property, a sidewalk or parking lot, or even at a friend’s house—let the manager, landlord, or homeowner know immediately. Then write down as many details as you can. Include photos of the scene if at all possible and do that quickly as well. It’s amazing how fast repairs can be made once an accident has occurred. Be sure your written document includes contact information for all parties involved. If police were called to the scene of the accident, secure a copy of that report as well.
In the days after your fall, limit communications with the aforementioned landlord, manager, homeowner, etc. even if you are friends. Loose lips sink ships, and they can also sink lawsuits. This goes for social media as well. Your slip and fall accident is not Instagram worthy.
Slip and fall lawsuits can be both complex and difficult to prove. Be sure the attorney you contact is well versed in these types of cases, has the staff and resources necessary to win, and the experience to recover the settlement you’re entitled to.
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